This award recognises nominees who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of social policy, through campaigning, lobbying, service provision, fundraising, journalism, funding of research, dissemination of research (particularly to practitioners and other non-academic audiences), engagement with social policy research/researchers/learned society, and/or through other non-academic means.
Nominee/s must NOT currently hold an academic position in Higher Education. Retired or former academics are eligible if they have spent time in a non-academic role to contribute to the public understanding of social policy as outlined above.
- Nominees and nominators need not be members of the SPA (but are encouraged to join).
- Nominators complete the nomination form (2022 award nominations to open in February – details to be announced)
- Nominators should provide a 200 word supporting statement giving reasons for nomination.
- Nominations must be accompanied by the candidate’s full CV.
The SPA judging panel will assess nominations and make recommendation(s) for the award.
The winner(s) will be awarded £200 and honorary membership of the SPA for the year following the award.